Judy Powell is a writer and marketing consultant who lives
in Ontario, Canada.
Her works are diverse, featuring romance novels set in
Jamaica, Chicago and New York, a historical novel focusing
on Jamaican culture and history, and non-fiction essays
which have appeared in anthologies.
Judy is a great lover of learning which is reflected in the diversity of her studies. She has
graduate degrees in Spanish, Marketing, Literature and Creative Writing and a BA in Foreign
Languages & International Business. Never one to stop learning, she is currently pursuing a
5th master's degree (Clinical Psychology). She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa (US honor
society), Romance Writers of America, Toronto Romance Writers, and Writers and Editors
Judy’s Caribbean romance, Hot Summer, placed second in the Toronto Romance Writers
Contemporary Romance Competition which had entries from countries around the world. Her
literary novel, Coffee, Cream and Curry, was awarded the silver medal in the Jamaica Creative
Writing Competition. In stores she now has Hot Chocolat, the sequel to her first romance
novel, and Some Like It Hot, her latest and most sensual romance novel. Judy’s books are
available in bookstores in Canada and Jamaica, and on amazon.com and amazon.ca.
An excerpt from Judy's Hot Summer is featured in Canadian
Voices, Volume One. This anthology is a vibrant, varied
sampler of the Canadian literary scene written by a wide
spectrum of stylistically and culturally diverse authors.
Canadian Voices is available at Chapters and Indigo bookstores
across Canada. The anthology may also be purchased at
Judy's Personal Motto:
"Don't wait for things to happen. Go out, make things happen, and create your own
Judy has received various awards for her writing from
the USA, Canada and Jamaica. In addition to writing her
own stories and novels she works as a ghost writer, writing
memoirs and novels on behalf of others. She is
also a motivational speaker who enjoys visiting
organisations and schools to motivate young people to
love and value learning.
Objective in life: To motivate the young and the old